Health Risk When Overeating

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Health Risk When Overeating

Overeating is a constant problem that many people have today. There are several reasons why people choose to overeat. Sometimes people have emotional and mental problems that they do not know how to deal with, and they feel a comfort in food. (Compound sentence)A very frequent cause is that people tend to overeat in social events or overeat when they are celebrating holidays. Of course, the majority of people who overeat have a problem with weight gain, since the amount of calorie consumption is more than what the body needs. Sadly for most people, overeating does not only make a person gain weight, but it brings a lot of temporary and long-term health effects.

In most cases, a short-term health effect can be a simple stomach ache or the feeling of being excessively full, feeling the need to vomit. Indigestion problems are the most common ones in short- term health effects; therefore, they can always be treated with over the counter medications or by waiting some time, and the indigestion problems eventually go away. As a result, the worst that could happen with a short-term health effect is to become a bit lethargic and have some guilt because one overate. (Complex sentence) The problem comes when people eat excess amount of foods for long period of times. This is something that people need to be concerned with, since this can lead to a long term health effect. (Complex sentence) Consequently, they could end up with a chronic illness. The most common health problems related to overeating are diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, studies have shown that people consuming large amounts of foods usually eat fats and sugar, which is linked to glucose intolerance, producing diabetes type 2. Hypertension is high blood pressure; in fact, people with hypertension increase the risk of developing heart disease and stroke. (Compound sentence)

According to MedicineNet.com, approximately 72 million Americans have a problem with hypertension, and that hypertension develops in groups or societies that have a fairly high intake of salt, exceeding 5.8 grams daily. In addition, high cholesterol comes with having an unhealthy diet with large consumption of saturated fats and trans fats .Unfortunately, overeating can lead a person to become obese. Obese people tend to have several chronic illnesses that can take one to the hospital or take one’s life.

People who tend to overeat need to consider the importance to the health risks associated with large consumptions of foods. People need to remember to eat a healthy well balance diet. According to WebMD, a statement from Dr. Linda Bacon said; “Eating when you are hungry and stopping when you are comfortable is one of the keys to healthy eating and living.

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Overeating is a constant problem that many people have today. There are several causes why people choose to overeat. Sometimes people have emotional and mental problems that they do not know how to deal with, and feel a comfort in food. A very frequent cause is that people tend to overeat in social events or have a holiday to celebrate. Of course the majority of people that overeat have a problem with weight gain, since the amount of calorie consumption is more than what the body needs. Sadly for most people, overeating does not only make you gain weight, but it brings a lot of temporary and long term health effects. In most cases, a short term health affect can be a simple stomach ache or the feeling of being excessively full, and have the need to vomit. Indigestion problems are the most common ones in short term health effects, therefore they could always be treatable with over the counter medications or just wait some time, and eventually goes away. As a result the worse that could happen with a short term...
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